Native Texan singer/songwriter Wendy Rich transplanted to Florida in 1990 where she fronts Blues Rock group Wendy & the Soulshakers. Wendy has also fronted Janis' original band Big Brother & the Holding Co.(BBHC) Real Music, Real Soul! A voice of power, a voice with emotion, a voice with soul. The voice of Wendy Rich. She has the range, depth and clarity as well as the growl and pure emotion to make people stop and pay attention! Hearing Wendy sing has even brought comparisons to legendary singers of our times such as Janis Joplin and Aretha Franklin! Onstage Wendy shines. Her live performances demonstrate the exuberance of a child at play, fleeing from one end of the emotional spectrum to the other effortlessly. A free spirit in action! Singing onstage gives me the sense of true freedom Wendy states, .it's what truly moves me!. Straight out of Houston,Texas, but currently residing in Florida, Wendy is turning heads across the country with her soulful music, a potent mix of rock, blues and funky old soul. Not only recognized for her dynamic vocal and stage presence, Wendy's songwriting has been raising eyebrows as well. Since the age of 14, Wendy's focus has indeed been on her music. She has written hundreds of songs and performed all over the Eastern United States and some parts of Europe with her group Wendy & the Soulshakers. She wrote and produced an eleven song CD called Feels Like I'm Drowning. Recently, Wendy has been touring with Big Brother & the Holding Company (Janis Joplin's original band). She co-wrote several songs with BBHC guitarist Sam Andrew, who said, I've listened back to a lot of things I've written over the last ten years. What Wendy and I did really stands out. Her voice is so good, and all of her ideas so fluid. Wendy plans to do more writing and some recording with Sam later this year. Most currently, Wendy's focus is on creating a strong internet presence and getting back to a grass-roots approach to touring in the United States and Europe to bring her music and talent to the masses! With the release of a new LIVE CD -Wendy & the Soulshakers- Live At The Ringside - Wendy is running strong! What more can a girl ask for? she blurts out with a laugh , Music is my life and I love every aspect of it! Creating it, performing it, and getting to travel around the world and meet cool people!! I can't wait to get back out on the road!